Pear - Forelle

Forelle Pear

Pyrus communis
One of the most attractive and colourful pears but one requiring a warm sheltered location.

Origin: Germany 1670

Pollination:  Forelle is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Forelle Pear Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Forelle

A very old variety first recorded 1670. Believed to originate from Northern Saxony, Germany. The name Forelle means trout in German and arose because the prominent red dots on the fruit resemble the markings on a trout. Grown commercially in South Africa and other warmer pear growing regions.

Very attractive colourful fruit. Small to medium sized, conical or pyriform shaped. Smooth, shiny, yellow skin. Scarlet flush and very conspicuous red dots. White, smooth, juicy flesh. Sweet, delicate, aromatic flavour. Requires a warm location and a good summer in the UK for the flavour to develop.

Trees tend to be rather weak growing in UK conditions. Moderate cropper.

Main characteristics of Forelle

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Nov-Jan

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Disease resistance  Scab: Very resistant

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Progeny  Canal Red
Other names  Truitee, Forellenbirne, Trout Pear, Corail